Episodes
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Published 03/30/21
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Published 03/16/21
This week Molly talks with the fabulous Executive Director of the NY Milk Bank, Julie Bouchet Horwitz. We hear all about what lead Julie to become a board certified nurse practitioner and lactation consultant and finally, to co-create the NY Milk Bank. We learn about her international adoption, breastfeeding an adopted child, how the milk is screened and pasteurized, who donates milk and who needs milk. It's really fascinating. Plus, of course, Molly fills you in on her ups and downs. Check...
Published 03/09/21
Do you like it when two grown women break into tears on and off for an hour? Then you’re gonna love this episode! Molly talks with new friend, Jami Rudofsky, all about fostering-to-adopt as a single lady. The rough parts. The incredible parts. The private parts. Jk. I wish. No private parts. lus Molly tries to explain her complicated genetic testing results.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 03/02/21
Molly's midwife Robin, who helped her through her TFMR in December, is retiring after 44 years of bringing babies into this world. Robin is a Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM). She graduated from Columbia University with a bachelor’s degree in nursing 1977, and from SUNY Downstate Midwifery School in 1985. Thanks to years as a labor and delivery nurse, early contacts with pioneers in obstetrics as well as her own experience as a midwife, Robin has witnessed, and contributed to profound...
Published 02/23/21
Molly's ready to start exploring her options for the future. So this week she talks with new friend, Katy Finn, a NY based adoptive mom to two boys, and gets the inside scoop on adoption. We learn about the family triad, transracial adoption, open adoption, home study, adoption language, money money money money, and cheese caves. If you've ever shared about your struggle to get pregnant, chances are you've been asked "why don't you just adopt"? As if it was easy. The truth is, the word just...
Published 02/16/21
Molly speaks with Kate Carson, who helps run the Ending a Wanted Pregnancy support group, whose TFMR story has been shared on the senate floor as well as across multiple publications (links below) and who helps relieve the suffering of women around the world with the warmth and wisdom of her kind words. Yahoo News Elle USA Today Activism for Planned Parenthood Subscribe to patreon.com/spermcast Wanna help support the podcast with $$$? VenMo Molly-Hawkey Want to vent? Need an ear? Email...
Published 02/09/21
This week Molly talks with Jenni June, Reiki Master and pregnancy loss coach. We hear about Jenni’s own experience with ectopic pregnancies and how it brought her to energy healing. She’ll also give Molly a little sample of her work! Plus updates from Molly, of course!   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 02/02/21
TFMR stands for Terminating a Wanted Pregnancy. It's what I had to do. And what it turns out, thousands of women have to do. It's tragic, but what’s almost as tragic is that many of these women cannot be open about their experience. On top of the excruciating pain of their loss they also have to Hide the truth of their circumstances and suffer in silence. I hope by talking about my experience and hearing other stories of TFMR, that these women will feel safe and supported. In this episode...
Published 01/26/21
This week Molly talks boobs with lactation consultant and co-founder of Milk Matters Lactation Consulting, Jillian Carter. Jillian is the lovely lady who helped Molly get her milk flowing for donation. In this ep we learn all about breast anatomy, how milk is made, Montgomery glands, colostrum, pumping, and techniques to increase and decrease lactation. Check out Milk Matters online. Follow Milk Matters on Instagram Follow SpermCast on Instagram Follow Anne on Instagram Subscribe to...
Published 01/19/21
Trigger Warning - loss, miscarriage, abortion Molly’s returns to SpermCast with author and psychologist, Dr. Jessica Zucker, discussing Molly’s recent TFMR (termination for medical reasons), Jessica’s own experience with a second trimester miscarriage, grief, abortion, the stigma surrounding perinatal loss and much much more. Plus you’ll hear updates on Molly's recovery. Jessica's Website   Jessica's Instagram Pre-Order Jessica's Book: I HAD A MISCARRIAGE: A Memoir, a...
Published 01/12/21
Molly is back with an update. Trigger Warning: This episode contains some tough content. Feel free to skip if it's not the right time for you to listen. New episodes will pick back up in the New Year. Join the Patreon for updates. Patreon.com/Spermcast.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/22/20
Molly will be back next week to fill everyone in on what's been going on with her. In the meantime, she sends her love.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/15/20
Hi all. I can't do an episode this week but I hope to talk to you very very soon. Lots of love. Updating the Patreon regularly. If you need to reach me you can email my mom at [email protected] and she will pass your message on to me.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 12/08/20
Molly hangs with her great old friend, Annie O'Connor, and hears the MOST ABSURD birth story ever. We'll learn all about NFP (natural family planning, natural births, the "ring of fire," placentophagy, and more! Plus mother Penny fills us in on how the pregnancy is going. Follow Annie on Instagram Make sure you're registered to vote, ya dumb dumb! VOTE.ORG Subscribe to patreon.com/spermcast Wanna help support the podcast with $$$? VenMo Molly-Hawkey Want to vent? Need an ear? Email Molly at...
Published 12/01/20
This week Molly compares pregnancy notes with super star of The Morning Show, Victoria Tate. At 26 weeks pregnant she's 3 weeks ahead of Molly -   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 11/24/20
We're talkin birth hypnosis today with birth doula and certified hypnotherapist Julietta Appleton! She's just wonderful! Give a listen. Plus a couple updates involving kicks, blood pressure and nip-drips. Check out Mind+Body Birth online. Now check out Spinning Babies too. Follow Julietta on Instagram Make sure you're registered to vote, ya dumb dumb! VOTE.ORG You can join a text bank to register voters at: Resistance Labs Follow SpermCast on Instagram Follow Anne on Instagram Subscribe...
Published 11/17/20
This week talks with TV writer Rachelle Williams about pregnancy, birth and motherhood and then Molly fills you in on the 20 week anatomy scan, you get to hear if the baby is a boy or a girl and how Molly feels about it, Penny joins to talk about the pregnancy (baby and body) at 20 and 21 weeks...and Molly tells you all about her drive back to NY. WOW!!! Follow SpermCast on Instagram Subscribe to patreon.com/spermcast Wanna help support the podcast with $$$? VenMo Molly-Hawkey Want to vent?...
Published 11/10/20
Hey Hey! Molly's heading to NY but not before she talks shit with TV writer, actor and mom, Emily Wilson! Emily gives us the scoop on her pregnancy, birth, and a little about parenting, Covid style. Plus baby premonitions, labor rage, and more than you ever wanted to know about Meconium. And of course you'll hear all about Molly, 19 weeks, and letting go of LA. Follow Emily on Instagram Make sure you're registered to vote, ya dumb dumb! VOTE.ORG You can join a text bank to register voters...
Published 10/27/20
This week Molly talks with eco-counselor/actor/writer/comedian, Rebecca Sage Allen! We'll hear Rebecca's birth stories and then talk about some things we can all do to have a gentler impact on the environment and planet. We talk trash about trash, discover second hand baby registries, learn about composting. Plus you'll hear all about Molly's anxiety, baby and body at 18 weeks gestation, with her 20 week anatomy scan right around the corner. Contact Rebecca on her Website Follow Rebecca and...
Published 10/20/20
This week Molly hangs with friend/actor/improviser/mom Rebecca Krsny about her two pregnancies and births! We're talkin' morning sickness, bagels and cream cheese, home births, shattered expectations, pitocin, peeing on hospital room floors, epidurals, midwives, hypnobirthing, braxton hicks contractions, broken water, and unmedicated labor. WOW! Plus updates on Molly's bod and baby at 17 weeks gestation.   See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Published 10/13/20
This week Molly got to interview her old friend, actor/writer/director/mom, Anne Gregory, and hear all about first periods, butt holes, hymens, pregnancy, birth, c-sections, and postpartum depression. On top of that we'll learn about cervical ripening, effacement and dilation, and of course Molly (with Ingrid's help) will fill you in on what's happening with her baby and her body. Spoiler alert: Her feet and nipples are out of control. Trigger Warning: Toward the end of this episode we...
Published 10/06/20
Season 4 is finally here! Which means Molly is finally pregnant and finally far enough along that shescomfortable saying it out loud! Molly gives you the latest on her pregnancy at 15 weeks and then has a great chat with friend, comedian, writer, and public speaking coach, Megan Grano. We'll hear Megan's 2 birth stories and learn lots and lots of fun science. From body odor and post dural puncture headaches to pitocin and antibiotics. Tune in and enjoy! Buy Megan's Book, AJ's Bad...
Published 09/29/20
This week Molly catches up with 2-time guest, Hanna, who we first me when she was doing IVF with Dr. Kalan! Then we met her once she was in her 3rd trimester. And now we meet her 3 months postpartum! We'll hear the ups and downs of her birth and the expectations and pressures of breastfeeding. Then Molly talks with her friend Maria, a postpartum doula, and gets some advice on what the Hell to do now and in the coming months; from pregnancy nutrition and exercise to figuring out a birth plan....
Published 09/22/20
This week Molly catches up with Lou. We first met Lou in late March, right when Covid went nuts and the world shut down. Lou used donor eggs to conceive and at the time of our first interview she was just entering her 2nd trimester. Now she's 38 weeks pregnant and baby is due at the end of the month. We touch on pregnancy, body image, body neutrality, donor eggs (and the words we use to describe it), and child rearing. Plus NIPT results, an NT Scan, and a phone call with Mom and Dad. And...
Published 09/15/20